As a small hospital, we take pride in developing personal relationships with our clients and their pets. Using the most current knowledge and the cutting edge technology you might expect to find in a much larger hospital, we provide the best possible care in a warm, intimate environment.
Our goal is to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients and patients. These relationships, are based on trust, and allow us to tailor our medical approach to meet your needs.
Dr. Shlomo Freiman is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a strong interest in both internal medicine and surgery. He established AHoF in 1999 and has devoted his energy and creativity into making it the unique veterinary hospital that it is today.
“I love my work and feel so privileged to do this for a living. This practice is first and foremost about developing a close relationship between the client, the pet, the staff, and the vet.
When I was growing up in a small, rural community in Israel, our local vet lacked the great resources and technology that we have today, but he was always there for us and for our pets. I really enjoy building these kinds of relationships. I strongly believe that helping my clients understand the often complex medical issues facing their beloved pets, and guiding them through all the choices and options available to them, is one of my most important and rewarding roles as a vet.”
Dr. Freiman’s family includes a wife, two sons and his amazing granddaughters, Neli and Noa, plus a Jack Russell Terrier and a Cairn Terrier, both of whom accompany him to work every day. His hobbies include mountain biking, trail running, and reading. He is also an avid theater and movie-goer.
Dr. Deanna Androski graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia and is a seasoned practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She thoroughly enjoys the full range of general veterinary practice – medicine, surgery, dentistry, animal behavior, and wellness care.
“I feel so blessed to do be able to do this work and I am excited to work with the AHOF team.
I grew up in the midwest and started working at age 12 as a kennel worker. I instantly fell in love with working with animals. I was equally interested in exploring science, medicine, and surgery. I set my sights on vet school and graduated in 1998. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do more. I especially enjoy how much veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry is constantly evolving. I am passionate about life long learning and this career is a perfect fit. My goal is for our pets to have the very best experience and outcome possible. Compassionate, straightforward patient care and communication is fundamental. It’s important that my clients know all of their options. We can then discuss what is the kindest and most appropriate plan for each individual pet and family.”
Dr. Androski lives in Bellevue with her two daughters, a very active cattle dog mix named Rex, a not-so-active geriatric schnauzer/poodle mix named Sprocket, 3 cats, and a small yellow lovebird that they fostered (and then adopted) from the Seattle Animal Shelter. As a family they love to ride horses, travel locally, read regularly, and foster both animals and children. Rex makes sure they are out on a hiking trail or at the dog park often. He has also taught them many lessons on dog behavior and obedience/agility training (and more importantly patience, love, and more patience…and more love).
Dr. Thomas Kuhn graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Kuhn’s interest in veterinary medicine began while working at a busy small animal practice in his hometown of Yakima, WA. Being a veterinarian allows him to combine interests in medicine, community engagement, and animal science.
“I am excited to plug into the local community and develop partnerships with clients to provide long-term, individualized veterinary care for dogs and cats. Working at AHoF ensures that I am able to manage a full spectrum of medical and surgical cases in a fully equipped hospital, and with a great veterinary care team.”
A long time Washington resident, Dr. Kuhn commits time to a variety of Pacific Northwest outdoor activities. Living on Mercer Island allows phenomenal access to I90 and the Snoqualmie Pass trails. Dr. Kuhn and his dog Randall love running outside.
Dr. Kristina Giorgia Bernardi graduated from the University of Perugia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her background in stem cell regenerative medicine, surgery and anesthesia drives her future vision to act as a bridge between innovative research and clinical practice in the veterinary field.
“Growing up in Rome I’ve always had a passion for nursing, healing and rescuing stray animals. My passion for biology during my undergraduate studies led me into veterinary medicine and I strive to continue to grow as a healer and as a scientist. I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve the community surrounding the Animal Hospital of Factoria in such a special corner of the Pacific Northwest.”
Dr. Kristina lives in Bellevue with her partner and chi-pin, Jackpot. She enjoys snowboarding, playing tennis, urban hiking, hot yoga and co-rec soccer. She has a passion for architecture, music, great wine and delicious food, art and the outdoor version of it, nature.
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